Sunday, August 7, 2011

iheartfaces | Friendship


Friendships.  The heart of a true friend can be difficult to capture on film.  A friend is someone who loves you for who are and loves you in spite of who you are.  A friend listens when you just need to talk.    A friend sits with you in silence when words just can't be spoken.  A friend encourages.  A friend inspires.  Sometimes a friend volunteers you to make 400 cupcakes, because she knows you can do it!

I took this picture a few weeks ago while we were up in Minnesota.  Although they live a thousand miles apart, Arielle and her "twin" cousin, Brita, will always be friends.  They giggle, they laugh, they whisper secrets, they run and play.  Thanks to modern technology, they manage to talk for hours on the phone!

When I was young, I had a twin cousin, too.  We had the same last name, we lived on the same street, we went to the same summer camps, and in High School, thanks to alphabetized lockers, we saw each other every day.  Although we now live thousands of miles apart, in different countries even, I still look forward to our brief annual visits at the cabin.  A true friend is not a friend of the present.  A true friend is  a friend of the heart.



13 comments:

  1. The long, tall grass almost makes it look as if they're wearing hats. It really adds to the photograph.

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  2. I had a "twin cousin" too! Cousin adventures are the best! Beautiful photo. I'm sure they will both treasure this one for the rest of their lives. :)

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  3. A good friend is a treasure for certain. This picture is so beautiful. I ADORED my cousin Curt when I was growing up. He was definitely my best friend : ). Beautiful shot.

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  4. Lovely photo! Great perspective through the grass. It really brings me back to when I was a kid, doing all these things with my best friend. :)

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  5. There's something so "pure" about this photo that I love!

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  6. Beautiful shot! Sweet and innocent.

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  7. This picture is so... "calming". I love it.

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  8. So sweet! I have a cousin like that. We take a few hours to catch up over coffee and cookies and then it's like we were never apart.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  9. I love this! The photo shouts fun and summer!

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  10. this is so sweet! My sister and I have 2 children each and they are "twin" cousins! The boys are 8 mo apart and girls are just 2 months apart!

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  11. This picture if gorgeous! It's timeless:)

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